Waging Nonviolence is looking for a breaking news writer

June 1, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

Waging Nonviolence is hiring a breaking news writer to produce two short articles per week about the latest developments relating to social movements and activism.


Since our founding in 2009, Waging Nonviolence has become the leading source for news, analysis and original reporting on social movements around the world. We cover a range of social, economic and environmental justice issues — highlighting the strategies and tactics movements use to generate social change. We have been called “an indispensable platform for exploring creative and strategic resistance” by journalist Naomi Klein, and “the essential journalistic resource on civil resistance” by Harvard political scientist Erica Chenoweth.

Waging Nonviolence is committed to diversity and is especially interested in hiring members of underrepresented communities, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.


The writer will work with our small editorial team to identify the key stories of the week, drawing from a mix of current events, trending topics/discussions, pop culture and overlooked events of significance. Each of the two stories produced by the writer will be in the 500-800-word range and delivered within 5 hours of assignment, along with a suggested headline, dek and lead image. Stories should accurately summarize the key information to date, while including original reporting and/or analysis where possible.


  • Experience with social listening tools
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Experience producing breaking content with published examples
  • Established connections to the groups, activists and communities at the forefront of movement organizing
  • Knowledgeable on the history, theories, strategies and tactics of civil resistance/nonviolent action
  • Able to work consistent hours/days each week


  • Two years of journalism experience
  • Excellent writing skills; able to turn in clean, publishable copy
  • Dependable and deadline-driven
  • Attention to detail, able to check facts
  • Able to respond quickly over email when working on stories
  • Able to pitch multiple stories per week
  • Already following a wide variety of movement organizations and voices
  • Fully-engaged with the news media landscape, particularly progressive media
  • Passionate about movements organizing for peace and justice
  • Well versed in a range of social justice issues, with an appreciation for their intersectionality
  • Able to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Able to take initiative and independently fulfill responsibilities
  • Able to identify trending topics and conversations within movement organizing spaces
  • Experience working with Word and Google Docs


  • Write a short introduction about yourself
  • Include a paragraph highlighting your writing experience, relevant credentials and publication credits
  • Attach links to your strongest work or portfolio, and online profile.


  •  $100 per story (or abt. $800/month) starting July 11. There will be a brief trial period, but otherwise the position is guaranteed through the end of this year.


For more information, visit their website.

Apply here  before Monday, June 13, 2022.

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